Oops: New Findings Bring the Clinton Emails Count to Over 45,000
The FBI has unearthed another 15,000 emails that Hillary Clinton’s lawyers did not turn over, bringing the official tally to over 45,000 questionable emails that were sent on her unsecured home server during her extremely profitable stint as Secretary of State.
In a statement, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the agency previously agreed voluntarily to hand over emails sent or received by Clinton in her official capacity as secretary from 2009 to 2013 but that tens of thousands of documents would have to be “carefully appraised at State” to separate official records from personal ones.
“State has not yet had the opportunity to complete a review of the documents to determine whether they are agency records or if they are duplicative of documents State has already produced through the Freedom of Information Act,” Toner said. “We cannot comment further as this matter is in ongoing litigation.” (source)
Although a judge has ordered the State Department to put the hustle on reviewing the new Clinton emails, we may have to wait for the next hack to find out what’s in them. After all, it was Julian Assange of Wikileaks who brought us the first batch and posted them here in this conveniently searchable archive.
On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for 30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014. 7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The final PDFs were made available on February 29, 2016.
Of course, in true, shoot-the-messenger form, the media will express their grave concern about the hackers while giving Hillary Clinton yet another free pass.
As Raffi Khatchadourian explained in a New Yorker profile of the WikiLeaks founder in 2010, “Assange, despite his claims to scientific journalism, emphasized to me that his mission is to expose injustice, not to provide an even-handed record of events.” To Assange, Khatchadourian wrote, “Leaks were an instrument of information warfare.”
In other words, Assange’s project has been from the start more like opposition research than dispassionate reporting. His goal is to find dirt in the servers of powerful individuals or organizations he sees as corrupt or dangerous, and bring them down by exposing it. As he memorably told Der Spiegel in 2010, “I enjoy crushing bastards.”
Gee. They say it like this is a bad thing.
I guess it does get in the way of them shoving her into the Oval Office despite a growing email (and body) count.
This new stash of previously hidden emails could be what compelled HRC to try to blame the entire fiasco on General Colin Powell, who flatly refused to play ball with her. Clinton also claimed that Condoleezza Rice was present at the dinner at which the conversation with Powell was alleged to have occurred. Alas, Hillary seems to have had the conversation with a bevy of people with poor memories, because Rice said she has “no recollection” of that conversation.
In light of these shocking new developments, stay tuned while absolutely nothing happens to her. Just another preview of life in Hillary’s America.